16.Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana

16.Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana

BENEFITS

Health Benefits of Half Bound Lotus Standing Forward Bend: 
  • Opening the chest and shoulders.
  • Stretch the hamstrings and open the hips
  • Lengthening the spine
  • Tone the abs
  • Strengthening the legs
  • Activates the digestive systems

CONTRAINDICATIONS AND CAUTIONS

  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Hip Injuries
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache

WATCH AND LEARN

How to do Half Bound Lotus | Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana :
Top 5 Standing Yoga Poses:
Power Vinyasa Flow Sequence:
. . . . Continued

98 Prasarita Padottana-D (Custom)

BENEFITS

Health Benefits of Wide-Legged Forward Bend: 
  • Strengthens and stretches the inner and back legs and the spine
  • Stretches the groins, hamstrings and hips
  • Calms the mind
  • Relieves Headache, fatigue, mild depression and anxiety
  • Relieves mild backache

CONTRAINDICATIONS AND CAUTIONS

  • Lower-back problems: Avoid the full forward bend

WATCH AND LEARN

How to do Wide-Legged Forward Bend Pose:
Seated Wide-Legged Forward Bend Pose:
Hip and Thigh Opener Yoga Poses :
Top 5 Hip Opening Yoga Poses :
. . . . Continued

97 Upavista Konasana- A (Custom)

BENEFITS

Health Benefits of Upavistha Konasana:  
  • Stretches the insides and backs of the legs
  • Open hip and releases groins.
  • Stimulates the abdominal organs
  • Strengthens the spine
  • Calms the brain
  • Therapeutic for Sciatica

CONTRAINDICATIONS AND CAUTIONS

  • Lower-back injury: Sit up high on a folded blanket and keep your spine straight

WATCH AND LEARN

How to do Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend Pose:
How to do Wide-Legged Forward Bend Pose:
Hip and Thigh Opener Yoga Poses :
Top 5 Hip Opening Yoga Poses :
. . . . Continued

96 Virbhadra-1 (Custom)

BENEFITS

Health Benefits of Warrior I Pose: 
  • Strengthens the shoulders and arms, and the muscles of the back
  • Strengthens and stretches the thighs, calves, hip flexors and ankles
  • Expands your chest, lungs
  • Improves your balance, concentration, and core awareness.
  • Stimulates abdominal organs and digestion
  • Therapeutic for Sciatica

CONTRAINDICATIONS AND CAUTIONS

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart problems
  • Neck problems : keep head in a neutral position and not look up at the hands
  • Medical conditions that affect balance

WATCH AND LEARN

How to do Warrior I Pose :
How to do Warrior II Pose:
Intro to Ashtanga Yoga Series:
5 Basic Standing Yoga Poses:
. . . . Continued

95 Virbhadrasana 2 (Custom)

BENEFITS

Health Benefits of Warrior II Pose: 
  • Strengthens your thighs, legs, ankles and arms
  • Stretches your groins and thighs
  • Expands your chest, lungs and shoulders
  • Increases stamina
  • Improves balance and core awareness
  • Relieves backaches, especially through second trimester of pregnancy
  • Therapeutic for flat feet, osteoporosis and sciatica

CONTRAINDICATIONS AND CAUTIONS

  • High blood pressure
  • Diarrhea
  • Medical conditions that affect balance

WATCH AND LEARN

How to do Warrior II Pose:
Intro to Ashtanga Yoga Series:
5 Basic Standing Yoga Poses:
. . . . Continued

Sun-dial-pose

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BENEFITS

Health Benefits of SURYA YANTRASANA :  
  • Lengthens the backs of your legs, specifically the hamstrings and calves.
  • Supports and opens the hips for similar standing postures, such as Bird of Paradise.
  • Stretches the intercostals and shoulder of the upper arm.

CONTRAINDICATIONS AND CAUTIONS

  • Not all bodies can support such rotation in the hip socket to femur bone connection. Practice according to your own skeletal system.
  • Be mindful to ground into the pose and move slowly before extending the upper leg.
  • Keep your feet flexed through the entirety of this pose to protect the knee joints.
  • Not recommended for anyone with shoulder, hip, or hamstring injuries.

WATCH AND LEARN

How to do SUNDIAL Pose :
Top 5 Hamstring Opening Yoga Poses :
Hip and Thigh Opener Yoga Poses :
Top 5 Hip Opening Yoga Poses :
. . . . Continued

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BENEFITS

Health Benefits of Anantasana: 
  • Stretches the backs of the legs
  • Open your hips and shoulders
  • Develops core strength and tones the belly
  • Stretches the sides of the torso

CONTRAINDICATIONS AND CAUTIONS

  • Slipped disc
  • cervical spondylitis

WATCH AND LEARN

Top 5 Hamstring Opening Poses :
Intro to Ashtanga Yoga: 
Hip and Thigh Opening Sequence: 
. . . . Continued

77 Parswa Konasana Variation (Custom)

BENEFITS

Health Benefits of Extended Side Angle Pose: 
  • Strengthens and stretches the thigh, hips, knees and ankles
  • Stretches the groins, spine, waist, chest and shoulders.
  • Stimulates abdominal organs
  • Increases stamina

CONTRAINDICATIONS AND CAUTIONS

  • Headache
  • High or low blood pressure

WATCH AND LEARN

How to do Side Angle Pose :
Hip and Thigh Opener Yoga Poses :
Top 5 Hip Opening Yoga Poses :
. . . . Continued

Recling-Hero-pose

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BENEFITS

Health Benefits of Reclining Hero Pose: 
  • Stretches the Spine, thighs and deep hip flexors, knees, and ankles
  • Relieves tired legs
  • Improves digestion
  • Relieve symptoms of menstrual pain
  • Therapeutic for Asthma, Digestive problems, High blood pressure, Infertility, Insomnia, Menstrual discomfort, Respiratory Problem, Sciatica, Varicose veins

CONTRAINDICATIONS AND CAUTIONS

  • Serious back, knee, or ankle problems

WATCH AND LEARN

6 Restorative Yoga Poses :
Hip and Thigh Opening Yoga Poses Sequence:
Intermediate Yoga Poses Sequence :
. . . . Continued

67 Supta padangusthasana-A (Custom)

BENEFITS

Health Benefits of Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose: 
  • Stretches hamstrings, hips, thighs, groins, and calves
  • Strengthens the knees
  • Relieves backache, sciatica, and menstrual discomfort
  • Improves digestion and stimulates prostate gland
  • Therapeutic for Flat Feet

CONTRAINDICATIONS AND CAUTIONS

  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • High blood pressure: Raise your head and neck on a folded blanket

WATCH AND LEARN

Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose + other Hamstrings Opener :
Both Big Toe Pose :
Hand to Big Toe Pose :
. . . . Continued

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